How Much Does It Cost To Replace Concrete Guttering?

Concrete gutters, also called Finlock gutters, were built on homes between 1950s-1970s due to the scarcity of other metals such as steel. Other valuable resources were being used in the war effort, making concrete a sturdy and cost-effective solution.

The Cost of Replacing Concrete Guttering

It is safe to say, the best solution to Finlock gutters is removing them entirely and replacing them with something else. Finlock gutter removal costs are not set in stone and are typically based on the amount of work required. If you are concerned about Finlock gutter removal costs or replacement costs, do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we’ll provide you with a free quote.

Concrete guttering replacement

As they age, however, concrete gutters have proven to break down and become porous, allowing water to seep through and cause issues in the short and long term of their life. A list of common Finlock gutter issues is listed below.

Lining failure

Lining failure appears due to the consistent expansion and contraction of the lining because of changes in temperature. Thermal changes can lead to weaker points of the structure separating and causing cracks. Lining failure is incredibly problematic and should be addressed immediately as it can be costly to rectify. In cases such as these, Finlock gutter removal is the best solution to ensure the problems do not return.

Cold/thermal bridging

Cold/thermal bridging can be challenging in all weather conditions and can even affect your energy consumption and how well your home insulates. When these problems occur, it can sometimes cause the wallpaper to peel away at the tops of the wall, ruining the beauty of your home.

Sagging/uneven gutters

Finlock gutters act as an efficient door and window opening joist. However, if there is not adequate filling or strengthening when they are fixed, they can begin to sag. Sagging can also result from badly replaced windows, which can become progressively difficult to open or close, as well as ruin the beauty of your home.

No pitch on the gutter

Modern guttering is tilted to allow rainwater to run freely down the downpipe and away from the house. Finlock gutters were installed on the top level of the walls and as such, the rain has no escape and can end up causing more damage over time. In some cases, rainwater will gather and can lead to the gutter collapsing.

Damp and mould

Concrete gutters aren’t very good at draining away water. The water remains in the gutter and can cause issues with the fabric of the building which increases the risk of mould and damp growth. This can be bad for your home and your health.

Damaged interior

Damp and mould can cause serious issues for the interior of your home. Damp and mould growth can cause the wallpaper to come away from the walls. As well as producing water stains and damp on the walls. Redecorating will be the only solution, but the problems will return unless you get a concrete gutter replacement.

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